WASHINGTON - The snow cleanup continues in the District of Columbia, but Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the snow emergency will officially come to an end on Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, many residents around DC and the surrounding areas have continued to complain that their streets have not been touched by a plow.
The snow emergency will be lifted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, and D.C. Public Schools will be back in session for the first time since Thursday. However, DCPS spokesperson Michelle Lerner said families should use discretion when deciding whether to send students to school, and that DCPS would excuse all absences and late arrivals for Wednesday.
Bowser held a Tuesday afternoon news conference to update the status of the cleanup. Crews continue with the snow removal process, she said, and the city is urging residents and businesses alike to do their part.
Bowser said residential shoveling fines will not be issued, but the city will begin to enforce snow clearing laws for businesses.
Track plows in your neighborhood: http://snowmap.dc.gov/
The snow emergency was declared last week ahead of the blizzard. It means cars parked on snow emergency routes are subject to being ticketed and towed.
A map of the District’s snow emergency routes can be found HERE.
Towed vehicles can be found by contacting the Department of Public Work’s Towed Vehicle Locator office at 202-541-6083 or go to http://dpw.dc.gov/service/locate-towed-vehicle.
To have an impounded vehicle released, these fees must be paid:
- $250 ticket for the snow emergency violation.
- $100 tow fee.
- $20 per day storage fee.
DC ALTERS TRASH SCHEDULE
Due to last week’s blizzard, DPW will suspend trash collection through Wednesday, January 27. DPW will attempt collection on Thursday, January 28 and operate on an altered schedule Thursday through the weekend. Normal trash collection is scheduled to resume on Monday, February 1.
DPW will hire private contractors to augment the work of their crews.
The full trash collection schedule is as follows:
- Monday: Service resumes next week.
- Tuesday: Service resumes next week (Twice a week routes will be addressed this Thursday or Friday).
- Wednesday: Service resumes next week.
- Thursday: Service attempts will be made.
- Friday: Service attempts will be made.
- Saturday & Sunday: Possible service attempts on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday routes.
- Monday: Regular service will resume.
For the latest information on the District’s response to the storm, residents should visit Snow.DC.Gov.